We asked several people in Argyll today what they would choose: an iPad or tablet? On the one hand an undoubtedly desirable piece of hi-tech consumer gadgetry, on the other a very consumable block that’s nutritionally questionable, but undoubtedly sugary. Of course the latter won. Half those surveyed hadn’t a clue as to what an iPad is, and 5%, who weren’t Scottish, had no idea there was a confection called tablet. They were converted as soon as they were introduced to this Scottish delicacy.
To find objective information on each we went to wikipedia:
“According to The Scots Kitchen by F. Marian McNeill, tablet is first noted in The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie in the early 18th century. The traditional recipe uses just sugar and cream. More modern recipes substitute condensed milk and butter for the cream, as it has a tendency to burn when boiled.”
Both excerpts from Wikipedia.org